melise mestayer
Manifesting in various ways, my creations refer to the form of a container. These containers have openings, or voids, that allow the viewer to peer inside; yet, often the vessel is left empty. Vessels connote protection, but these enclosures have been vacated. They contain not only the inner from the outer, but also the outer from the inner. The glorious void works recognize the human impulse to fill empty spaces; yet, once one void is filled, another hole appears. This constant struggle to maintain fullness can be a lifelong battle. The glorious voids are rejecting this instinct to fill the hole, and rather, they are embracing and celebrating this absence.